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Series | The Obama Legacy, Part 1: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Leaves Behind An Uneasy World

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  • Holding firm in his view that the U.S. should do less, the president proved that inaction can have major consequences.
  • This piece is Part 1 of a series on Obama’s legacy that Evergreene Digest  will be publishing over the next weeks. 

Akbar Shahid Ahmed, the Huffington Post

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01/09/2017 | The bombs kept falling after they had destroyed all the hospitals.

They kept coming as international aid agencies warned about the thousands of Syrian children they could hit.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag.jpgThey didn’t pause as temperatures fell below freezing, threatening families with no shelter, or as pro-regime fighters came close enough to civilians to start killing them execution-style, in the streets and in their homes. An “evacuation” was in the offing, the government promised. Residents knew what that meant: abandoning their homes, risking arrest and torture and being shuttled to an unfamiliar region that the regime would eventually target even more brutally.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed, Foreign Affairs Reporter, the Huffington Post

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A Year Of U.S. Militarism, Marjorie Cohn, Huffington Post

Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016.

A Year Of U.S. Militarism

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Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016.

Marjorie Cohn, Huffington Post

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12/30/2016 | One of the most alarming developments in U.S. foreign policy in 2016 was the ratcheting up of the new iteration of the Cold War. Looking back at U.S. foreign policy in this last year of Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, other weighty developments include the ongoing proxy war in Syria, the U.S.-supported Saudi-led bombing in Yemen, U.S. use of drones and manned bombers in Libya, U.S. bombing in Iraq and Afghanistan, unprecedented U.S. military aid to Israel, U.S. special operations in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Yemen, U.S. saber-rattling against China in the South China Sea, and steps toward normalization of relations with Cuba.

The intensification of Cold War dynamics became particularly apparent in March, when the U.S. government announced it would significantly increase the number of troops stationed in Eastern Europe, a direct provocation of Russia. Reuters called the expanded positioning of NATO troops and military equipment in that region the “biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War.”

Marjorie Cohn: Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Her most recent book is Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues

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Michael Parenti | These Countries Are Not Underdeveloped, They Are Overexploited (1986)

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  • “The revolution that feeds the children gets my support.”
  • Related: Haiti's Aftershocks: Rape Gangs, Disaster Profiteers, and AWOL Aid

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November 28, 2016 | 

  • Michael Parenti speaks at the University of Colorado, Boulder: “US interventionism, the 3rd world, and the USSR” April 15, 1986
  • “The revolution that feeds the children gets my support.” Comrade Fidel, presente!

Michael Parenti is an award winning, internationally known author. His most recent books are The Face of Imperialism (a critique of the U.S. global empire; 2011) and Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life (an ethnic memoir about his early life in Italian Harlem; 2013); and Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies. For further information about his work, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.

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Haiti's Aftershocks: Rape Gangs, Disaster Profiteers, and AWOL Aid, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • If Mrs. Clinton has become a zombie and the “I” in I-HRC has faded, this could easily be interpreted as a sign of the Haitian gods’ wicked sense of humor.
  • Experience from Haitian People in Zabriko and Elsewhere
  • Part 1: How the Clintons Destroyed and Impoverished Haiti: Hillary’s “Dream Government” and Haiti’s Pay-to-Play “Recovery Commission” (IHRC)
  • Part 2: Rebuilding Haiti, One Commune at a Time: Experience from Haitian People in Zabriko and Elsewhere

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